Zika attacks infant brains with quick replication before, after birth

Zika attacks infant brains with quick replication before, after birth


Scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the mosquito-borne virus can replicate itself thousands of times in both fetal brain cells and the placentas of pregnant women. Levels of Zika's genetic material were about 1,000 times higher in the infants' brains than in the placentas, the researchers noted.



from Biotech News